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2005 Volkswagen Golf GL 2dr HB Manual

2005 Volkswagen Golf
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Front Wheel Drive, 2 Door HB, Compact
24 mpg city / 31 mpg hwy
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March 14, 2013, 4:26 pm

Asah T

Question: why do i have one plug fuel fouling

I have a 96 VW golf gl that would misfire then shut off when slowing down, i changed the spark plugs after seeing that they did not bridge the gap. After replacing the plugs, the car would not start and one plug is getting fuel fouled. all plugs spark well.

March 17, 2013, 4:42 pm

Richard W
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Your spark out put voltage is bad. You need to replace the coils

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March 18, 2013, 11:01 am

Asah T

I fiured it was the ignition coil. but when i saw that only one plug was fouling, it made me think the injector was letting in too much fuel

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March 20, 2013, 10:19 pm

Richard W
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That could be. I would change the plug and recheck. You could have a bad plug. Injectors don't over fuel very often. So that would be the last thing I replaced.

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